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Quiet, Please! was an old-time radio fantasy and horror program created by Wyllis Cooper


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Reviewer: 351Charlie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2016
Subject: About "Quiet Please"
This, simply put, is a REALLY GOOD series. Yes, it's unfortunate that the best recordings have been lost ( or hoarded ) but if you can ignore the scratches and the like, the story telling is as if you are being told directly. With excellent writing by Willis Cooper and a huanting theme, you need to listen to every episode. I have.
Reviewer: DutchLoneWolf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2015
Subject: thank you so much
been looking for ever for this
Reviewer: monkeytot - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2014
Subject: Lovecraft Reference
Ep. 47 "The Man Who stole a Planet" makes ref. to "all that HP Lovecraft stuff."

Otherwise show not as good as Lights Out (pure horror) or Inner Sanctum (gleeful wickedness). QP is too slow paced, relies too much on silliness and many episodes just have one person retelling the story.
Reviewer: NoSpillBlood - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2014
Subject: Two points/corrections
First, the presence of the Peter Lorre reading of Cask of Amontillado is the giveaway that this upload of The Thing on The Fourble Board is copied from a '70s LP put out by The Radiola Company of Croton On Hudson, NY. Contrary to what someone else here states, no one passed it off as part of the show -- no intent to pad programming or con anyone was intended. Rather, it was part of Radiola's ongoing effort, while they were around, to give buyers as much value for their money as possible. (That The Thing on the Fourble Board is far and away the cleanest transfer here should -- should -- silence all carping about it.)

Second, although there are people who habitually mangle sound files, then upload them to this site as if they were purest gold, this is not the case in this particular instance. The reason there is exactly one clean and crisp Quiet Please sound file here is because it was lifted off an LP that had a very rare, superior sound source.

The sound quality of existing Quite Please shows, the entire series, has always been very low fi. Even wikipedia mentions that most shows have sub-par sound. I can attest that when I bought tapes of the show during the '70s, they already sounded as if they had been recorded off a distant radio station, with a thicket of static, fading, audio ghosting and interference in the foreground. One might say the tradition continues. No one has screwed up these transfers any time recently. This site's usual suspects cannot be blamed in this case, love to blame them though I do too.

Most importantly, thanks to the uploader for sharing these. I understand that you aren't some inept kid wrecking pristine sound files with a dirty needle. By posting what you have, you're doing a hell of a lot more than the erstwhile perpetual critic wannabes.
Reviewer: Offramp - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2014
Subject: Lowest possible audio quality
It is the fault only of the boy who transferred the discs to tape - but these recordings are the worst quality of any OTR show that I know.
For me, the quality of the scripts is not quite good enough to compensate for that disastrous sound quality.
As you listen - IF you listen - then try to imagine how potentially good the whole series might have been of the disgruntled student had stopped to clean the needle or one of the records just ONCE.
Reviewer: Blinkyjdd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2011
Subject: A Notably Haunting Episode
As a kid, I was mesmerized by the Quiet, Please offering, "Northern Lights". With the show's thematic repetition of Cesar Franck's "Symphony in D Minor" running throughout the performance, I never viewed caterpillars in the same light again. And, in passing, thanks very much for creating this great site for keeping OTR ongoing.
Reviewer: yuma - favoritefavorite - May 4, 2011
Subject: Just Ok
Quiet Please is just ok. Not as good as they said.
Reviewer: PtownReader - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2010
Subject: Peter Lorre piece identified
That Peter Lorre reading of Poe's "Cask of Amontillado" at the end of the Quiet, Please episode "The Thing On The Fourble Board" is from the NBC program The Big Show of 1952-03-09, available here: http://www.archive.org/details/OTRR_The_Big_Show_Singles. It's a sad fact that some traders/sellers of OTR padded their episodes to make them appear more complete. At least in this case the padding was something worth hearing; too often it was an unrelated edited-in commercial, a few minutes of silence, or the last few minutes of the program repeated.
Reviewer: Teddy Boy - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2010
Subject: thanks
Thanks PtownReader – that’s great.
It is a really good dramatic piece – I tried searching for it but couldn’t find it anywhere. I will have to start listening to that series now to see if there are any more gems like that!
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